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Wingless Flight

Author : R. Dale Reed
ISBN : 9780813161600
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Most lifting bodies, or "flying bathtubs" as they were called, were so ugly only an engineer could love them, and yet, what an elegant way to keep wings from burning off in supersonic flight between earth and orbit. Working in their spare time (because they couldn't initially get official permission), Dale Reed and his team of engineers demonstrated the potential of the design that led to the Space Shuttle. Wingless Flight takes us behind the scenes with just the right blend of technical information and fascinating detail (the crash of M2-F2 found new life as the opening credit for TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man"). The flying bathtub, itself, is finding new life as the proposed escape-pod for the Space Station.

Wingless Flight

Author : R. Dale Reed, Darlene Lister
ISBN : 0813132223
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Wingless Flight

Author : R. Dale Reed
ISBN : 0160493900
Genre : Lifting bodies
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Wingless Flight The Lifting Body Story Nasa Sp 4220 1997

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ISBN : OCLC:984665293
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Flying Without Wings

Author : Milton O. Thompson
ISBN : UOM:39015043797128
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Traces the history of NASA research into lifting bodies, and describes the research's impact on the Space Shuttle and its future replacements

The Smell Of Kerosene

Author : Donald L. Mallick
ISBN : 1481990179
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The author gives the reader fascinating firsthand descriptions of his early naval flight training, carrier operations, and his research flying carrer with NASA and its predecessor agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

At The Edge Of Space

Author : Milton O. Thompson
ISBN : 9781588343864
Genre : History
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In At the Edge of Space, Milton O. Thompson tells the dramatic story of one of the most successful research aircraft ever flown. The first full-length account of the X-15 program, the book profiles the twelve test pilots (Neil Armstrong, Joe Engle, Scott Crossfield, and the author among them) chosen for the program. Thompson has translated a highly technical subject into readable accounts of each pilot's participation, including many heroic and humorous anecdotes and highlighting the pilots' careers after the program ended in 1968.

Wingless Flight

Author : Dale R. Reed
ISBN : OCLC:729991291
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Expanding The Envelope

Author : Michael H. Gorn
ISBN : 9780813158945
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Expanding the Envelope is the first book to explore the full panorama of flight research history, from the earliest attempts by such nineteenth century practitioners as England's Sir George Cayley, who tested his kites and gliders by subjecting them to experimental flight, to the cutting-edge aeronautical research conducted by the NACA and NASA. Michael H. Gorn explores the vital human aspect of the history of flight research, including such well-known figures as James H. Doolittle, Chuck Yeager, and A. Scott Crossfield, as well as the less heralded engineers, pilots, and scientists who also had the "Right Stuff." While the individuals in the cockpit often receive the lion's share of the public's attention, Expanding the Envelope shows flight research to be a collaborative engineering activity, one in which the pilot participates as just one of many team members. Here is more than a century of flight research, from well before the creation of NACA to its rapid transformation under NASA. Gorn gives a behind the scenes look at the development of groundbreaking vehicles such as the X-1, the D-558, and the X-15, which demonstrated manned flight at speeds up to Mach 6.7 and as high as the edge of space.

The Flying Saucers Are Real

Author : Donald Keyhoe
ISBN : 9781596058774
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In a personal, no-nonsense style, Keyhoe provides the details of his investigation; he talks with witnesses, reviews the fascinating history of the phenomenon, and attempts to pry open "the lid of secrecy" the United States Air Force had clamped down on the subject of UFOs.

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